Service Charge Legislation and Control
The legislation that covers the rights of leaseholders under the terms of their lease in relation to service charges is that of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 and the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 which expands on the framework of the 1995 Act.
Another area of service charge control is set out by the ICAEW Tech 03/11 Residential Service Charge Accounts which is now recognised as best practice and included in the RICS Service Charge Residential Management Code and Additional Advice 3rd Edition.
Other areas of legislation covering block management are those of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, the Housing Act 1996 and the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002. More recent legislation is that of the Leasehold Reform Act 2014.